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Initiative Petition 57

The process for drawing congressional and legislative district boundaries has, for too long, been controlled by politicians. Letting politicians manipulate voting maps is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. Politicians in power shouldn’t be allowed to draw voting maps that benefit themselves and their party.

The process for drawing congressional and legislative district boundaries has, for too long, been controlled by politicians. Letting politicians manipulate voting maps is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. Politicians in power shouldn’t be allowed to draw voting maps that benefit themselves and their party.

People Not Politicians proposes Initiative Petition 57 to reform that process and create a fairer, more transparent system. At its simplest, this initiative would create an independent citizen redistricting commission comprised of Oregonians.

This is critical to do it now! Redistricting only happens every 10 years after a census is taken.

The Secretary of State has agreed to accept petitions from People Not Politicians and allow the gathering of more signed petitions until August 17. Read the Secretary of State Bev Clarno’s press release.

The League of Women Voters of Oregon along with a coalition are working hard on getting Initiative Petition 57 on the November 3rd ballot. If the petition makes the ballot voters will have the chance to vote on creating an independent redistricting commission for the state of Oregon. Now the redistricting is done by the state Legislature, a group of politicians.

See our home page for more information.

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More About Ranked Choice Voting

Learn about Ranked Choice Voting by viewing this Powerpoint presentation.

Here’s a link to the League’s Executive Summary of study on Election Methods now on our Publications webpage. For the full study, visit the state League’s study page.

Oregon currently uses first-past-the-post, plurality voting, but there are other possibilities. The executive summary describes many election methods used by different states and countries.

Also see the News-Reviews article published on 1/14/20 on this topic.

Download the flyer below about this event.

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Co-sponsoring a Suffrage Quilt!

The Umpqua Valley League has joined with the Umpqua Valley Quilter’s Guild as a silver sponsor for the 2020 Quilt Show to be held on April 24, 25 & 26, 2020. Our membership is very excited about this!

Here’s a photo from a poster showing a Suffrage Quilt from 1992.

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Redistricting Forum Round 2

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You are invited to an educational forum about Redistricting, AKA Gerrymandering.

If you would like to know more about this important subject that affects every election, please attend.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
1:30 to 3:30 PM
Roseburg Public Library
1409 Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, OR
South Umpqua Room

Here’s a link to a PDF that will fill you in about how/why it’s done in Oregon.

Link to why we do redistricting all over the country. It’s all about the national census that will take place in 2020, making the next census critical to redistricting done in the following year, 2021.

Here’s a great link to the Brennan Center information on the subject.

Please plan on attending this interesting meeting. The state League of Women Voters of Oregon will present a compelling case. Let’s hear from you, too!

This meeting is open and free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, email lwvuv.info@gmail.com or call [541] [672] [6982].

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Your Civic Duty – VOTE!

Deadline: 8PM Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Get your ballot in! Every vote counts!

Do your part to keep our democracy going! Vote!

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Ballot Drop-off box locations.

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Candidate Fair Oct 16

Please attend the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley’s Candidate Fair on —

Tuesday, Oct. 16
7PM to 8:30PM
Holiday Inn Express

375 W Harvard in Roseburg, OR

State legislative candidates Cedric Hayden, Christy Inskip, Megan Salter and Shannon Souza are all invited to this Candidate Fair.

The public is invited to attend, hear the candidates’ ideas for improving our state, and ask pertinent questions in a casual setting.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more Information call 541-672-1914 or 541-672-6982.

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Voters’ Guides Are Here!

Get your nonpartisan, unbiased Voters’ Guide from a League friend or contact us. We have limited paper copies.

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Here’s a link to the electronic version of the paper Voters’ Guide:
http://lwvor.org/home/voteresources/

What does nonpartisan mean?

We do not support or oppose and political candidates or parties. Period.

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Candidates Forum Videos & Photos

Thanks to all who came out last Tuesday night (4/17/18) for the Douglas County Commissioner Candidates Forum sponsored by League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center in Roseburg.

We recorded some of the segments of what the Commissioner Candidate had to say. Questions came from the audience. All was civil, open, and very informative.

Video links to the League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley’s YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2Jb6Hdt

The News-Review did a nice job on covering the event. Here’s a link to their reporting. https://bit.ly/2HDXNIh

Photos from the evening:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Candidate Forums

You can check here for current LWV Umpqua Valley Candidate forum information.

All candidates forums are nonpartisan and unbiased. All candidates are treated the same and given the same information and opportunity to inform the public.

Upcoming:

Douglas County Commissioner Candidates Forum to be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 7:00- 8:30 PM at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W. Harvard Ave, in Roseburg. This forum will feature the slate of candidates running for the open seats on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Nine candidates have filed and have been invited to attend.

This event is free of charge, all are welcome. No campaign materials are permitted.

Be sure to come early!

For more information email lwvuv.info @ gmail.com or call [541]-[672]-[1914].


And the Candidates are . . .

Douglas County, OR – Position 2 – Four-year term
Tim J Freeman 541-580-7545 time@timfreeman.us
Rita Harris 541-378-7543 ritafordouglascount@gmail.com
Ashley Hicks 541-670-1666 ahicks@cityofroseburg.org
Victor J Petrucci 541-671-1965 victor@monstervintage.com
Brandy Stone 541-673-7709 goldenchachi@gmail.com

Douglas County, OR – Position 3 – Four-year term
Chris Boice 541-430-8699 chris@boice4douglascounty.com
James Hoyt 541-530-1497 jimhoyt420@yahoo.com
Jason Leeper 541-817-6830 jason_leeper@yahoo.com
Jeremy Salter 541-583-0533 jeremy@jeremysalter.org

Listen-and-be-informed

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Voter Registration Season Begins!

League of Women Voters to Host 300+ Voter Registration Drives Across the Country

Yesterday was the National Voter Registration Day and the League of Women Voters was proud to participate in the sixth annual National Voter Registration Day 2017 (NVRD), a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register hundreds of thousands of voters on a single day.

As a founding partner of NVRD and the single-largest on-the-ground participating organization, the League and partner organizations will register thousands of voters in person and online Tuesday.

“The League is hosting more than 300 local voter registration drives across the country this week,” said Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters. “Our volunteers will be out in force, reaching new voters at bike races, supermarkets, transit stops, gyms and at new citizen ceremonies.”

“There are important elections in many states this year, and we want everyone to have the opportunity to register and vote,” Carson continued. “Local elections matter. Now is the time to make sure your registration, and that of your friends and family, is up to date.”

Voters nationwide can find out if they have elections, their states’ voter registration deadlines, and more information at VOTE411.org. Voters in more than 100 communities will find customized information about who is on the ballot in their area.

Read more here –> LWV.org